Media Day Was A Huge Success!


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Today is Media Day 2017!

Here is the day we have all been waiting for… Media Day 2017!

We have been planning for the past two months, and are so excited to have you join us for a day filled of hands-on learning.

Please share your day with us on our Twitter @mediaday_cmu and tag us on Instagram @prclubcmu or use the hashtag #mediadaycmu


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Media Day Preparation

Take a look at our new ‘Schedule’ tab!

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Registration & Contest Entries

Today is February 17th which means all registration forms and contest entries for Media Day are due. We look forward to seeing you on March 6th!

Check out our podcast discussing Media Day:

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Contest Entries

A couple reminders as you submit your contest entries:

For individual contest entries (individual stories, photos, designs, art/cartoons, etc.), you may email a pdf of the submission to cmumediaday2017 (at) Be sure to indicate on the pdf which item is being submitted for judging, and don’t forget to include the following information:

Specific category:

Name of High School:

Name of Publication:

Name of Writer/Producers(s):

Name of Adviser When It Was Published:

Athletic teams compete in which class? (1A) (2A) (3A) (4A) (5A)

Please name your entries: category_yourschoolname.pdf

Best all-around yearbook and newspaper/newsmagazine submissions must be sent via hard copy and postmarked by Feb. 13. Please provide the following:

Name of High School:

Name of Publication:

Name of Editor(s):

Name of Adviser When It Was Published:

Athletic teams compete in which class? (1A) (2A) (3A) (4A) (5A)


Mail all-around entries to:

Megan Fromm- Mass Communications
1100 North Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501 



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Media Day Is A Month Away!

The 27th annual Media Day is one month away. On March 6 at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado, professionals, CMU faculty, students and alumni will share their latest success stories, innovative strategies, and creative breakthroughs.

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Here are a few highlights of the program curated by the Public Relations Club of CMU:

Students will participate in a day full of workshops and lectures with CMU’s very own faculty such as:

  • Learn design with Dr. Megan Fromm
  • Writing journalism for social media with Dr. James Perez
  • Video Production with Professor Greg Mikolai
  • Photojournalism with Professor Ken Durham
  • Writing for Public Relations and Advertisement with Professor Danielle Martin

Get a feel for the real world through keynotes presented by professionals such as:

  • A discussion with Colorado Student Media Association’s Cory Morlock
  • Go through a day in the life of a Magic Moose Radio Station employee, Rachel Rose.
  • Learn the basics of obtaining public information with Erin McIntyre from the Daily Sentinel.

Lastly, Q&A with Student Media Leaders and alumni of CMU.

The event also features tours of the Mass Communications department and media clubs.

The workshops and sessions will be in two 50-minute sessions. Media Day also includes a lunch along with the announcement of the contest winners.

More about Media Day—including the full schedule of speakers and topics will be updated on the website and sent out in an email soon.

Media Day Registration Forms and Contest Entries are due Friday, February 17, 2017 


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Join Us March 6 For Media Day 2017

Esalante Hall

Colorado Mesa University’s 27th annual Media Day is quickly approaching.

Students from Colorado high schools will be joining the Mass Communication department for a day of hands-on workshops in production, advertising, social media, photojournalism, and advertising.

There will be a CMU student and professional Q&A session. Students can tour the media clubs and organizations offered on campus.

During the lunch hour finalists for the contest will be awarded.

Student media advisers will have the opportunity to network with other journalism educators.

WHEN:  March 6, 2017

WHERE: The University Center and Escalante Hall, home of CMU’s Mass Communication program.

WHAT: Hands-on workshops and multiple panels featuring media experts and professionals.

WHO: Colorado high school student journalists and students interested in mass communications.

A full schedule of events will be posted soon.

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Colorado Mesa University Media Day 2013: A record-breaking success

Students practice hands-on video editing at CMU Media Day 2013. Photo by Ella Lowenberg, Montrose High School.

Students practice hands-on video editing at CMU Media Day 2013. Photo by Ella Lowenberg, Montrose High School.

The students and faculty in the Colorado Mesa University Mass Communication program wants to thank all of the area high schools who participated in Media Day 2013. The numbers are still being calculated, but it is safe to say that this year’s event had the highest attendance ever.

It was exciting to see Montezuma, Aspen and a number of others schools attend for the first time. It was also exciting to see Caprock Academy bring so many students to the event.

Media Day is an annual event. We will be posting next year’s dates soon and we hope that we see even more high schools and students participate next year. Throughout the coming week, we will be updating the Media Day News website with all of the student-produced content from the day’s workshops.

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Mandatory image consent form

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Advisers and teachers: This year Media Day will feature a variety of hands-on workshop. Students who participate in each of these workshops will produce material that will be uploaded to a special link on this website.

A number of these workshops will center around student-produced audio, video and photography. In order to later publish these projects so that students may share them with parents and fellow students, we must have written consent from parents that their students’ images may be used.

Please bring this completed consent form for each student you will be bringing to Media Day.

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Announcing Judy Muller as 2013 Keynote Speaker

We are excited to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be Judy Muller (see bio below). In addition to the keynote, journalism educators and student editors will have the opportunity to talk with her about her professional experiences. Judy … Continue reading

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